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What Do We Really Know about Autism and Crime?

By Sarris, Marina

Summary

This online article discusses links between autism and criminality. It describes research which refutes suggestions that individuals with autism are more likely to commit violent crimes. The article also notes that individuals with autism are more vulnerable to becoming victims of crimes.

The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) was established in 2006 "to facilitate research that will lead to advancements in understanding and treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD).” [Website] IAN researches autism through online questionnaires, resulting in the collection of large datasets. IAN also hosts an online library providing information about autism research.

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Subject(s)

This online article is in English

Publication:

Interactive Autism Network
Maryland, United States
2014

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